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Jacobsen Family Photographs—Galena (S.D.) area, ca. 1920s-1970s

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2021-013

Content Description

The collection consists of thirty-two identified photographs of Galena (S.D.) and other images form the northern Black Hill’s area. The images vary in date from the 1920s to 1970s. The early Galena photographs were collected by Howard and Lillian Houlette, who lived much of their lives in Galena. The collection mainly includes homes, buildings, log structures and individuals from Galena. Surnames referenced in the collection include Sigdestad, Perley, Harris, Davey, Gardner, Froman, Frawley, Borsch and Osterman. The donor provided information associated with each photograph and is included with the collection. Other images in the collection include house scenes at the Golden Crest Mine, Galena school students, Galena boarding house, Ludlow Store and Post Office and the Osterman Mill. Deadwood images include the Franklin Hotel, birds eye view of town, the fire of 1959 and various snow scenes in town. Also included are the Beutolengo Cabin at Spearfish Canyon and dredging on Bear Butte Creek. The collection also includes eight color postcards, mainly of Native Americans, dating to the 1950s, including Ben Black Elk (2), Running Horse and other unnamed images of Native American’s generally described as “Western Indian” or “Sioux Indian.” Also included are an image of the Badlands titled, “Erosion of the Ages” and an image of the Yates Shaft and other buildings at the Homestake Mine (Lead, S.D.). Identified postcard distributors/publishers include Black Hills Postcard Company (Deadwood, S.D.), Burgess Company (Rapid City, S.D.) and the J. A. Ossen Company (Denver, CO).

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  • ca. 1920s-1970s



0.1 Cubic Feet